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Find Your Park

The National Park Service has organized a fantastic campaign called “Find Your Park.” It is well-known news by now that National Parks have a youth problem… 141 more words

Architectural History

2015 "Day of Digital Humanities"

Yesterday was the official Day of DH because these people said so.

I spent part of the morning cleaning up my website but dedicated most of the day to making transitions to a class I’ve taught for 15 years, and which has shifted digital bit by bit, but this coming semester will take a few bigger steps toward that world. 47 more words


Finely Carved

The limestone chimney piece in the entrance hall of the Hugh Lane Gallery, formerly Charlemont House, Dublin. This building, begun in 1763 to the design of Sir William Chambers, features the work of a number of master craftsmen including the London-born sculptor and stonecutter Simon Vierpyl. 57 more words

Architectural History

Sunday tour: The Great Fire of Bucharest and its architectural consequences. 24 May

Dear readers,

I will organise a thematic architectural tour, this coming Sunday 24 May ’15, between the hours 17.00h – 19.00h, on the subject of the Great Fire of Bucharest of 1847, one of the most significant and transformative catastrophic events that affected Romania’s capital, and the important consequences for the architecture of the city that emerged in its aftermath.  365 more words

Architectural Heritage


Paolo Lafranchini (1695-1776) and his younger brothers Filippo (1702-79) and Pietro-Natale (1705-88) were three of fifteen children born to Carlo and Isabella Lafranchini in the parish of Bironico which lies within the Italian-speaking Swiss canton of Ticino. 929 more words

Architectural History

"Branch Bank To Be Marked By New Look"

I’ve been driving up and down Harford Road pretty regularly over the past few weeks for our work on the Herring Run Archaeology project. Each time I return back down to Mount Vernon, this midcentury bank building at 2056 Harford Road just called out to me. 422 more words

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